Mourning with music

By Perry Russom

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The community gathered to mourn the loss of a woman who has brought music to the community's ears.

Hundreds showed up Friday to celebrate the life of Linda Griffin Cahill.

She was a music teacher in the Union-Endicott School District and one of the founding members of the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums.

The band is a non-profit organization and plays at charity events throughout the Twin Tiers.

Friends and fellow band members call Cahill's contribution to the music community unparalleled.

She even taught herself how to play the bagpipes.

"She was like a dear sister to me and I'm going to miss her. Now, going forward, with all of the things she was very active. She was a very dynamic person and she always had a twinkle in her eye," said Douglas Arnott, co-founder of the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums.

Cahill died unexpectedly last week.

Arnott and fellow members of Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums said the group wanted to make sure they could play for her one last time.